Birds – Andasibe-Mantadia NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Insight guide to Madagascar.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Insight Guide to Madagascar.

Philip is the author of the Insight Guide to Madagascar.

Andasibe-Mantadia is arguably Madagascar’s most popular bird-watching site and has more than 110 species recorded, many of them endemic, to the country. The Andasibe part of the park is very accessible and its mid-altitude forest zone is a great birding hot spot and a good place to tick off some of the widespread Madagascar endemics, such as Blue coua, Nuthatch vanga and Madagascar crested ibis. The primary forest of Mantadia is a bit more challenging to visit and the trails are less developed, but some rare endemics such as red-breasted coua and helmet vanga can be found here.

Notable Birds in Andasibe-Mantadia NP
Blue coua
Rare
Madagascar crested ibis
Common
Madagascar little grebe
Common
Madagascar pond heron
Common
Velvet asity
Rare

Birding Rating

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Facts & Figures

Birds in Andasibe-Mantadia NP
Bird Species
110+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr

Best Time for Bird Watching

Bird watching in Andasibe-Mantadia is good throughout the year, but the best time is from September to December. Many birds tend to be silent and inactive in the dry cold season from May to August. This is especially true for the sought-after ground rollers. Migratory birds are present in the wet summer months from November to April.

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Birding Rating

Facts & Figures

Birds in Andasibe-Mantadia NP
Bird Species
110+
Migratory Birds
Nov to Apr